Marathon is the heart and soul of the many wonderful islands that make up the Florida Keys. Plenty of reasons are offered up that make this island one of the best. Marathon features an airport and hospital for a modern feel. On the other hand, there are plenty of diversions to keep you mellow. If you like to snorkel, Sombrero Reef is a great place to start your adventure. There are also 64 acres of museums and a nature center at Crane Point Hammock. Snorkeling and a variety of fishing such as off-shore, deep sea, reef, and back country flats are popular hobbies for residents. Our newest attraction is the Aquarium Encounters where you can hand feed the sharks and swim with the fish, great for all ages.
Marathon Schools include Stanley Switlik Elementary School and Marathon Middle High School. Fisherman's Community Hospital, a community owned and operated is also located within Marathon.
The Dolphin Research Center and a Turtle Hospital carefully and diligently care for the many native marine animals that make their home in the area.
Town Square Mall and Gulfside Villages provides close proximity shopping experience or you have the option of traveling a short distance down Overseas Highway for additional shopping. Several seafood markets are available for wholesale purchases. Marathon is also home to some unique new water sports trends known as "Kite boarding" and "stand up paddle boarding".
Marathon is known as the family and boating destination of the Florida Keys. The famed Seven-Mile Bridge is one of the world's longest segmented bridges, and visitors from around the world flock to it for the annual Seven-Mile Bridge Run race. It's easy to understand the interest in Marathon real estate. Marathon offers an excellent place to live, as well as great investment opportunities for buyers.